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    Default Broccoli stops skin cancer, claim scientists

    Broccoli: the food to fight skin cancer?



    Broccoli extract could be better protection against skin cancer than sunscreen, scientists claimed yesterday.

    They said that tests on volunteers showed that redness caused by ultraviolet rays was markedly reduced in skin treated with the extract.
    The finding was backed by parallel evidence from research on mice, said the team at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, U.S.
    Lead researcher Dr Paul Talalay said the vegetable did not act as a sunscreen which absorbs UV light, stopping it getting into the skin.
    Instead, it works inside the body by boosting protective enzymes which defend cells against sun damage.
    The extract has to be applied at least 24 hours in advance to give it time to work.
    But the protection lasts for several days, even after the broccoli is no longer present in the skin, said a report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A company is working on a way to market the extract, possibly as a cream

    Broccoli stops skin cancer, claims scientists | the Daily Mail

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    aight kids, we're going to the beach tomorrow. Everybody get out their broccoli and start rubbing each other.
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    Very cool. I'm glad they didn't suggest eating it. I can't stand broccoli. Love asparagus though.

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    i *love* broccoli.. i practically have it every day. broccoli, with a nice cheese sauce and a squeeze of lemon = divine.

    Don't be hating on broccoli, i'll cut you.
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    It is one of the better vegetables!

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    I like it but it makes me windy

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    wtf? you have to rub it on you?

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    Sometimes I think scientists have WAY too much time on their hands.

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    I love Broccoli, but having to rub it on yourself...that's weird.

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    Heh, Broccoli is also good for battling stomach and colon cancer. I just eat it 'cause I really like it, tho
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    I like it too, we make it steamed at our place.

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